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Self-Selection or Socialization?: The Longitudinal Relation Between Civic Engagement and Political Orientations Among Adolescents
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8281-2138
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4294-2042
2017 (English)In: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, ISSN 0899-7640, E-ISSN 1552-7395, Vol. 46, no 6, p. 1250-1269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social capital theory states that civic engagement generates positive outcomes, such as social trust and political interest. Likewise, studies show that those involved in civic engagement generally report higher levels of social trust and political interest. It is still unclear, however, whether these differences are the result of socialization or selection. We used between-effects and fixed-effects regressions to examine the development of political orientations in a three-wave longitudinal sample of 1,050 adolescents. From our results, volunteering seemed to have no socialization effect whatsoever on political interest and potentially a weak enhancing effect on social trust. Associational membership did not predict social trust over time, but it seemed to socialize members into increased political interest over time. The results are discussed in light of the social capital debate about how civic engagemend in associational life and volunteering do - or do not - function as schools of democracy.

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Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 46, no 6, p. 1250-1269
Keywords [en]
civic engagement, political interest, social trust, selection, socialization, adolescents
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-62835DOI: 10.1177/0899764017728363ISI: 000414744300007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85033500851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-62835DiVA, id: diva2:1160571
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Riksbankens JubileumsfondAvailable from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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